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1 The EOSTAR Pro Model Suite - Current and Future Development. Weather Impact Decision Aids Workshop, Reno (NV),13-15th March 2012 Marianne Degache, scientific software product manager

2 Outline 1.EOSTAR Pro : from research to product development – v1.x 2.Upgrades for EOSTAR Pro suite v2.x 3.Scientific and modelling challenges of interest 4.Current availability and future releases WIDA 3/15/2012 Eostar Pro suite v2 2

3 TNO 1.“Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research” 2.Independent research organisation funded in More than 4,400 employees accross7 research themes 4.TNO aims at innovating with purpose: We develop knowledge not for its own sake but for practical application. WIDA 3/15/2012 Eostar Pro suite v2 3 HEALTHY LIVING INDUSTRIAL INNOVATION DEFENCE, SAFETY AND SECURITY ENERGY TRANSPORT AND MOBILITY BUILT ENVIRONMENT INFORMATION SOCIETY

4 EOSTAR Acronym : Electro-Optical Signal Transmission And Ranging Container of scientific models developped for maritime scenarios Initially provided R&D solutions (scientific analysis) Became a product in 3 main steps: Integration of user requirements Combine and coordinate a team of various specialists Get a system perspective WIDA 3/15/2012 Eostar Pro suite v2 4 backgroundtarget CM False targets Atmosphere EO system Processor

5 Scientific background of EOSTAR Pro library Atmospheric studies: Micro-meteorological & refraction models, aerosol measurement and models, satellite remote sensing, innnovative studies (inverse methods) Electro-optical systems characterization: sensor concept and trade off studies, in lab performance measurement and modelling Signature management: Target modelling, signature field measurements, thermal computation and analysis Maritime Background: IR Cluttered background, maritime background simulator WIDA 3/15/2012 Eostar Pro suite v2 5

6 Towards product development Technical challenge : from « scientific » to « operational » (↑TRL) Ergonomy : GUI design and selection of results to display Communication : Strategy : Cooperative development (→modular approach) Deployment (→user profiling) Performance : optimization WIDA 3/15/2012 Eostar Pro suite v2 6 REQUIREMENTS FEEDBACK FUNCTIONAL DESIGN UPGRADES MODELLER END USER

7 Examples of EOSTAR Pro v1 capabilities WIDA 3/15/2012 Eostar Pro suite v2 7 Predict Mirages effects Target visible! Target not visible! Predict Horizon Reduction Assess the impact of maritime aerosol Simulate the sensor image Compute the probability of detection

8 Upgrades & Development of EOSTAR Pro v2.x Scientific models: Upgrades: sensors, target, meteo, IR plume New Development: wake, countermeasures (IR flares), IR seeker (hot spot/imaging) Integration to external applications: client/server interfaces, EOSTAR use as IR image simulator, as processor, or as signature management tool Training: operational and expert training for EOSTAR Pro user community, work with (operational) schools and training facilities Verification & Validation: unit test per module, integration and global test, scientific validation from experiments and trials WIDA 3/15/2012 Eostar Pro suite v2 8

9 Electro-Optical Sensor modelling upgrades Detailed component modelling (optical system, detector materials…) Interface for measurement or predicted sensor performance (MTF, sensor response,..) New Performance criteria (Alternative to Johnson criteria, image quality for target classification and identification, image and signal processing for IRST and IR seekers) Introduce NIR/VIS sensor modelling capability for v3 WIDA 3/15/2012 Eostar Pro suite v2 9 Image distorsion due to sensor effects TOD method as substitute for Johnson criteria

10 Targets database extension Customized and operational target database (CAD modelling, thermal properties, signature computations) From TargetBuilder v1 to SHIBA : (semi) automatic generation of a generic (unclassified) database WIDA 3/15/2012 Eostar Pro suite v2 10 Target elements parenthood Element geometri cal paramet ers 3D View Contr ol TargetBuilder SHIBA Selection of target class Automatic Generation of a default class instance Final customization of the target

11 Meteo inputs interfaces & integration Interface to mesoscale format (GRIB data format), direct use of NWP to drive EOSTAR Pro: HIRLAM operational data or WRF outputs Build and use reference climalology (when no data is available) WIDA 3/15/2012 Eostar Pro suite v2 11 We cannot change the environment…. …. But we can predict the effects on sensor performance

12 Validation efforts Lab measurements, CUBI target, met station Field Compaigns for Atmospheric studies (RED, VAMPIRA,FATMOSE… ) NATO field trials for signature measurement (SAPPHIRE, SQUIRREL,…) In 2012 : SMARTEX WIDA 3/15/2012 Eostar Pro suite v2 12

13 Scientific and modelling challenges of interest Coastal environment : new complex and cluttered scene background (land/sea interactions), Inhomogeneous atmophere characterization, coastal aerosol models Complex theater of operation : multiple (unknown) manoeuvring targets, decoys, obscurants Bring the relevant information in time and define the operational impact (mission success?) WIDA 3/15/2012 Eostar Pro suite v2 13

14 Conclusion EOSTAR Pro is meant as a link from R&D to operational product prototyping (dual mode operator/expert) Simple COTS product (runs on a laptop with Windows) Demo available* (since 2011 : v2.4, by end of 2012 : v3) Customization on request Choice of agile development to realistically address user issues Exchange platform thanks to a modular software design WIDA 3/15/2012 Eostar Pro suite v2 14 *EOSTAR Pro requires a valid license of Modtran4 release 0 version 1

15 WIDA 3/15/2012 Eostar Pro suite v2 15 All models are wrong, but some are useful … the practical question is how wrong do they have to be to not be useful. (George E. P. Box) Questions


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